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Animal Adoption Coordinator I

City of New Albany
New Albany, IN
  • Expired: October 27, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Working under the Animal Adoption Coordinator II, this position is responsible for adoptions, placement, and outreach programming, and a variety of receptionist and secretarial jobs as approved by the Animal Adoption Coordinator II. The Animal Adoption Coordinator I is responsible for maintaining a positive image of the shelter with the public and organizations. This position publicizes the shelter's goals and programs. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES "*" denotes an essential function of the job * *Assists in supervising the volunteers directly associated with adoption activities. * *Has the ability or develops the resources to restrain, handle, and maintain any species that may come into the shelter's custody. * *Has the ability or develops the resources to evaluate animals suitable for adoption, placement into foster care, placement into rescue, or euthanasia. * *Performs animal adoptions including assisting the public with questions, mediates difficulties.

Assist with adoption approval, staff training, and follow-up of adoption placements as requested by the Animal Adoption Coordinator II. * *Works with rescue groups, foster homes, volunteers, and other necessary community outreach required for programming and the maintenance of a positive public perception of our agency. * *Responsible for the awareness and attention of the maintenance for the building and grounds of the shelter as requested by the Animal Adoption Coordinator II. * *Educates adopters on appropriate pet matches for families, animal care and regulations. * *Performs safety and census record-keeping regarding animal population and adoption. * *Maintains safeguards on animal documentation of animals held, euthanized and adopted. * *Monitors all incoming and outgoing animals for health and cleanliness. * *Performs the process of identification of animals returned to owners from the shelter. * *Communicates effectively both orally and in writing with a high-quality work product. * *Cross trains with other areas and provides assistance in training to staff of other areas. * *Communicates effectively with Animal Adoption Coordinator II and other shelter staff to aid in evaluation of shelter animals and in appropriate placement of animals. * *Answers the shelter telephones and greets all shelter patrons. * *Maintains responsibility for accepting animals into the shelter, obtaining necessary information, and completing all forms and computer records. * *Stays current with national trends in animal sheltering issues and travels to training as necessary. * *Assists in animal care and euthanasia as necessary. * *Uses the computer daily for animal record keeping, animal processing, license record keeping and daily administration using the current shelter computer software; * *Maintains records and sells animal licenses to the public. * *Conducts training and maintains records on all Shelter Volunteers * *Assists Animal Adoption Coordinator II, FCHS and FCARL in issuing assistance vouchers to public that qualify. * *Maintains records working with the public and animal control of the Community Cat Program. * *Maintains records and sells Dog Park passes and communicates with the New Albany Parks Dept. * *Able to perform required end of day procedures; i.e. balance money drawer, secure building/area. * *Coordinates with the Animal Adoption Coordinator II regarding activities with volunteers and groups such as FCARL and FCHS. * *Works in conjunction with volunteers to develop and execute internal as well as external involvement of volunteers with our programming including but not limited to adoptions, off-site adoptions, rescue programs, and foster programming. * Performs other duties as assigned. STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE * Reports to work in a punctual and timely manner. * Ability to administer community outreach programming incorporating volunteers to do so to maintain a positive attitude with the public and strive toward a positive public image of our programming. * Ability to adequately appraise potential adopters to aid in a successful adoption. * Ability to work with generally accepted methods of operation use judgment in selecting pertinent guidelines for adoption standards to ensure proper treatment of every animal adopted from the shelter. * Ability to deal with substantially intricate situations involving adoptions, animal care and euthanasia, and must make decisions concerning the health and welfare of shelter animals. * Maintain initiative to preserve the flow of work. * Work under stress and with commitment to deadlines. * Sustain interpersonal relationships which encourage openness, candor and trust, both internally and with the general public. * Complete projects and/or reports in accurate and timely manner * Maintain City information in a confidential manner. MENTAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS * Ability to handle interactions with the public, often under trying situations and must be able to apply accepted protocol in dealing with irate or irrational members of the public. * Exposure to animal related hazards while performing the duties of the position. * Frequent bending and lifting up to lift 50 pounds. * Ability to work as a team member. * Display professional appearance, warm demeanor and positive attitude. * Be a motivated self-starter. * Work independently and to be accurate, efficient and organized. * Manage multiple tasks simultaneously. * Work under pressure with time constraints in a changing environment. WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS * This position requires working in both an internal and external environment. * Occasional amount of time spent working outdoors and in inclimate weather (within reason and safety) to include: hot, humid, cold, rain, ice and snow. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING * Graduation from high school or G.E.D equivalent required. * Previous work experience in the animal care and control field preferred. * Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in written form. * A pleasant, friendly, and outgoing demeanor. * Willingness to take on additional tasks as assigned.

City of New Albany


New Albany, IN
47150 USA



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